Vitulano’s community is involved in collecting pictures which evoke memories and histories in a digital environment: the creation of an Italian topotheque!
From Vitulano to Europe: pictures of an area and its families on the Topotheque portal
On 25th June 2016 an open day entitled “From Vitulano to Europe: pictures of an area and families on Topotheque portal” took place in Vitulano, a small town located in a valley surmounted by the Apennine peaks of the Taburno – Camposauro massif near Benevento, in the south of Italy. The event has been organized by a team of lecturers and researchers of the University of Naples Federico II within the project activities of co:op – community as opportunity. the creative archives and users network (EU, Creative Europe 2014-2020), coordinated by Antonella Ambrosio for the Department of Humanities in cooperation with the association Fagus: Territori in Crescita. The aim of the summit was to enhance the landscape heritage and the historical memory of the community in the Vitulanese valley through its photographic heritage by using the international portal Topotheque.eu (for more information about this Topotheque see http://vitulano.fagus.topoteka.net/)From Vitulano to Europe: pictures of an area and its families on the Topotheque portal weiterlesen →
Giovanni Schiavone was born in 1980 and graduated in Italian Literature in Naples (University of Naples Federico II). He is studying Modern and Contemporary History at the same university. He is working on a master thesis (supervisor Prof. Antonella Ambrosio – University of Naples Federico II) linked to the Topotheque platform, its impact on sharing the collective memory and its potentialities for public history.
Since 2006, concerns in the field of digitization of the cultural heritage have led to concrete measures at the European level. At the national one, each country has become responsible for its own process of digitization and libraries, museums, archives, heritage organizations, universities and research institutions were involved. Even if, Romania doesn’t have a functional national cultural platform online yet, some efforts of individual institutions in this direction have begun to yield good results. These efforts which will create, in the end, a digital library of cultural resources, a unique point of access for the Romanian cultural heritage, open to public research and free of charge: culturalia.ro. The Romanian Historical Archives available for online research weiterlesen →
Codruța Mihailovici: „I am an archivist-palaeographer at the National Archives of Romania since 2003, when I graduated the Faculty of Archivology, Bucharest. In 2009 I have started to get involved in the field of digitization of the documents and to represent my institution in international colaboration.“
community as opportunity: the creative archives' and users' network